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Thursday, January 5, 2012

I Love this Line Landscape idea...

I was in the passenger's seat while me and my family were traveling on a long 6 hour drive over the Christmas Break... As a space cadet does, I looked out my window and observed the landscape. I started mentally wandering off to my planet art. I started thinking about lines in nature. I thought about how a landscape used mostly horizontal lines and how in a drawing you can communicate those lines very easily. For example, a horizontal zig-zag line on a page could be mountain tops, a bumpy line could be hills, and a bubbly line could be clouds...
So, I wanted started this mental challenge to create a drawing of a landscape using only horizontal lines going from the left to the right of the page to communicate things in nature. I wanted it to be more challenging by not letting any one line share, overlap, or split into another line. If I broke this rule, it would possibly create a shape... and that would ruin the whole "line" idea. So, I excitedly grabbed my Sharpie and took of to the land of creativity.... Here is what I came up with...
First Simple Attempt (free hand without pencil first)

Second attempt (with pencil first, then thin Sharpie)

Third Attempt (with more strategy and planning out)



Final result of Previous Picture (3rd attempt) Colored...

On my 4th and Final attempt, I got a new idea of using an "umbilical" line to connect (without making a shape) to a different line to make the butterflies. I also got more creative with my coloring by outlining with crayon and then filling in with marker to use a crayon resist method. I like the electric glowing look to it.
I had a lot of fun, you should try it too!

Similar and Simpler lesson here...
http://tabithaannthelostsock.blogspot.com/2014/08/line-landscapes.html

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